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Brownsville ‘camp’ Wins 100 Children

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Children living in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn who are unable to spend an outdoor vacation at a Summer camp receive the next best thing.

A “home camp” has been opened for them in the Hebrew Educational Society Building, Sutter and Hopkinson avenues.

More than 100 boys and girls, from seven to fourteen, attend the “camp” daily from nine in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. Instructors recruited from social service workers, librarians and CWA workers supervise activities. A refugee, forced to close her dancing school in Berlin, teaches dancing.

A roof garden, playground and three floors of the building are used by the children. Nature study, arts and crafts, singing, dancing and dramatics occupy their time.

A carnival and circus, to be held in the middle of August, although looked forward to, brings a note of sadness in children’s voices, for the event will mark the closing of the “camp.”

The project is sponsored by the Women’s Association of Brownsville. Alter F. Landsman directs the “camp.” Members of the “camp” committee include Max Hersfeld, president of the Hebrew Educational Society, Mrs. Maurice Rich and Mrs. Irving Sands, president and vice-president, respectively, of the Women’s Association of Brownsville.

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